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Stella

#118 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
(617) 247-7747
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Local Place

I dined here with a large group on a business trip. We did have one local with us who said they dine here every week and I can see why. The service was impeccable and the food was very tasty. Although we were in a back room I could tell that it's not a quiet restaurant. The whole place was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
hookedontrvl
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Dallas, TX
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I dined here with a large group on a business trip. We did have one local with us who said they dine here every week and I can see why. The service was impeccable and the food was very tasty. Although we were in a back room I could tell that it's not a quiet restaurant. The whole place was... More 

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virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went on Saturday night? Place was packed and was fortunate to get a seat at the bar. Seemed like a mix of local and new diners. Service was efficient and food was relish. I had 3 apps, steak tartare, fried artichokes and the muscles. The first 2 were perfect

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a local for a friend of ours, we were taken there for dinner on our second last night in Boston. It was amazing. We had tempura artichoke hearts to start, which were mouth wateringly delicious! The Bolognese is delicious - I had the salmon special which was nice, but I wished I ordered the Bolognese after tasting my... More 

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Whitehouse, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

was there on time for our reservation. Was told by unfriendly greeter we'd have to wait a few minutes., went to bar to get a drink after a fifteen minutes asked about our table. we were seated right away. looks like she forgot about us - or punished us. We were put in the back back back near the back... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the bar scene! Music was great & bartender on point! Then the food, oh the delicious dishes we tried! Martinis are made VERY well, the food was coming out quickly and the vibe was hip, metro and keeps me coming back! Go for linguine with the poached egg!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a lovely brunch for over 20 family members here this past weekend and had a great time. They put us in a separate room all to ourselves which was super. The drinks were fine and the brunch entrees were just right for that time of the day......and did not break the budget of the person paying! Our only... More 

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Worcester
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having dined at many Italian restaurants, we chose this one based upon the "stellar" reviews online. Stella is located in the South End, and on-street parking was easy to find. We were struck by the friendly, positive, upbeat atmosphere of the staff and physical layout as soon as we walked in the door. We were promptly seated. Bread was fresh... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having lived near Stella for many years, it became one of the staples in my restaurant rotation. It came as no surprise that we did our post-wedding brunch at Stella. The food is always great and the service as well. They are also able to accommodate slightly larger tables which makes it a popular spot for groups.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ate here on a recommendation from a local. Really good food (bolognese), but the staff were completely uninterested and offered minimum service with no customer interaction.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a seasonal pumpkin spiced cocktail that was light and refreshing. The arancini and fried artichokes were delicious. Main dishes were good, bolognese and spaghetti and meatballs..so not the most creative. Pecan pie for dessert was a 10. The esthetic is stark, clean and white...modern and comfortable. The staff hustled. Job well done.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
    (Boston's South End)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 247-7747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?